Fan Bellied Filefish
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  • Fan Bellied Filefish

  • Monacanthus chinensis

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small / Medium - $62
    Medium - $75
  • Tank Size: 240 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 15"
    Coloration: Tan, Yellow
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Malaysia, Japan
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Fan-bellied Leatherjacket, Fan Bellied File
  • Description
  • The Fan Bellied Filefish is a large and colorful filefish. Fan Bellied Filefish have a mostly yellowish tan body with small white protrusions coming off of its body.

    Fan Bellied Filefish reach a maximum adult size of around 15 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 240 gallons. Fan Bellied Filefish are peaceful fish and shouldn't bother most other fish or corals. Fan Bellied Filefish will eat some inverts, so you must proceed with caution if adding a Fan Bellied Filefish to your reef tank.

    Fan Bellied Filefish will do the best with kept in tanks that have a lot of live rock, macro algae and marine plants in them. Fan Bellied Filefish like to hide in the plants and will also like eating the macro algae and picking small inverts off of the live rock. Fan Bellied Filefish are peaceful fish, so they should really only be kept with other peaceful to semi-aggressive fish.

    Fan Bellied Filefish are omnivores and require a diet that is rich in both meaty and green foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality frozen foods and high quality flake and pellet foods will keep your juvenile healthy and happy. As your Fan Bellied Filefish ages, it needs to be fed more substantial foods like chunks of fresh seafood.

    If you have any questions about the Fan Bellied Filefish and if it's the right fish for your tank, please feel free to contact at any time.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2", Medium: Over 2-2.5", Medium / Large: Over 2.5-3", Large: Over 3-3.5", Extra Large: Over 3.5-4", Extra Extra Large: Over 4-4.5", Show Size: Over 4.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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